There is probably nothing worse than turning up to a lecture puffy-eyed and channeling a Courtney Love style hangover, (post surgery). With bank accounts dwindling and priorities somewhat sidetracked it is often easier to neglect our morning routine to opt for that extra half an hour in bed.
Here are a few homemade facials to make sure you get through your uni life looking fresh faced with minimal cost and effort.
You can find ingredients for a homemade facemask almost anyway. Take your kitchen cupboard for example – If it is good enough to put inside us, it is good enough for our skin. (Although I’d hold off smearing last nights Big Mac along your forehead..)
Cucumber and Yogurt Face Mask - This is the perfect mask to revive your skin
• ½ cucumber
• 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Blend the ingredients in a blender, massage mixture onto skin, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water
Egg Yolk, Honey, and Olive Oil Mask - This combination is perfect for dry skin types
• 1 egg yolk
• 1 tablespoon of warm honey
• 1 teaspoon of olive oil
Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto your skin, leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water
Orange Juice and Honey Mask - For a healthy glow
• 3 tablespoons of orange juice (no pulp)
• ½ cup of warm honey
Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water followed by cold water.
Salt, Lemon, and Sugar Scrub - To exfoliate and brighten your complexion
• 2 tablespoons of salt
• Juice from half of a lemon
• Add sugar until the mixture is solid but not dry
Blend the ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mask into skin. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse with water